Logan lays waste to the world box office, with £200 million opening

Box office bonanza… Logan wallops the competition – Credit: Fox
Box office bonanza… Logan wallops the competition – Credit: Fox

Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine has brought in the crowds, with ‘Logan’ delivering a sturdy $237.8 million (that’s just shy of £200 million) at the box office.

It raked in a 36% share of the cinema-going audience in the US over its opening weekend, making just over $85 million (£69 million) in three days.

That’s added to $152.5 million (£124 million) worldwide so far, and could mean that with its production budget of $97 million – plus probably the same amount again for advertising and marketing – it is already likely in profit.

(Credit: Fox)
(Credit: Fox)

Clearly the r-rated take on Jackman’s troubled hero has proved a draw, this latest iteration from director James Mangold being the most brooding and brutal yet.

The movie has also been hailed by critics – riding high with 93% approval rating on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The Independent‘s Geoffrey Macnab called it ‘a Marvel movie with a bit of soul and some true grit. Presumed to be the final outing for Wolverine, it plays more like a late period John Wayne western than it does like a conventional superhero film’.

Mangold has even said that he’s mulling converting the movie into black and white, telling one fan last week…

‘Logan’ is out now across the UK.

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